# What is pure math?

Pure Mathematics is the branch of mathematics that deals only with mathematics and how it works - it is the HOW of mathematics. It is abstracted from the real world and provides the "tool box" of mathematics; it includes things like calculus.

Applied mathematics is the branch of mathematics which applies the techniques of Pure Mathematics to the real world - it is the WHERE of mathematics; it includes things like mechanics.

Pure Mathematics teaches you HOW to integrate, Applied mathematics teaches you WHERE to use integration.

### What is the difference in applied math and pure math?

Pure math is always correct w/o error. Pure math delves into the realm of theory and generality. For example, the equation 3x+5=72. This is asking you to solve a very specific equation where x has one value and is very restricted in R^1. A pure math problem would ask you to prove integration by parts for all R^n, and even then, only as an undergrad. Applied math, on the other hand cares more about the…

### Do you require pure math or math literacy for a lawyer?

You don't really need either. However if you need one as a requirement math literacy is the more correct option. It deals with the basic understanding of math while pure math is a series of complex mathematics courses that involve theoretical problems with no actually world uses outside of math(at the moment).

### What is the difference between pure math and applied math?

Pure math is done as a kind of art, similar to music, without any concern about how the results may apply to science or daily life. The major concern is how the results improve on other math. Pure math is only concerned with improving upon itself. Pure Mathematicians are master in Mathematics. Applied math relates to other things. It is math used to help advance science, engineering, or other fields that are not related to…

### To do further math at IB do you have to get an A star in IGCSE higher math?

I did my IGCSE Math in one year and I got an A*. So for the second year, people who got A and A* moved into the higher level math, where we did Pure Mathematics, or A/O math (also from Edexcel and is now part of the IGCSE - Pure Mathematics). Pure Mathematics is like basically the first year of IB Higher Level Mathematics, so we're kind of ahead. So I don't know for sure…